30 Facts About Adam Hills


Adam Hills has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award, the Gold Logie Award and numerous BAFTA TV Awards.


Adam Hills has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, earning three consecutive Edinburgh Award nominations for his Edinburgh shows in 2001,2002 and 2003.


Adam Hills did breakfast radio on SAFM in Adelaide, as well as stand-up gigs and, by the mid-1990s, he decided to focus on live comedy.


Adam Hills has travelled widely, performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs festival.


Adam Hills has been nominated for three consecutive Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his 2001,2002 and 2003 solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.


An interpreter had been provided at the show, and Adam Hills found that it not only allowed the deaf audience members to enjoy his material but was an entertaining and fascinating experience for the hearing audience members.


Adam Hills hosted the music trivia show Spicks and Specks from its premiere in 2005.

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Adam Hills has made appearances on Australian shows: Rove Live, The Glass House and The Fat, as well as the UK shows: Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week, QI and Ask Rhod Gilbert.


Adam Hills conducted backstage interviews at Australia's 2005 and 2006 Logie Awards and was one of three presenters at the 2007 awards.


In September 2008, Adam Hills co-hosted the ABC coverage of the 2008 Summer Paralympics.


In July 2009, Adam Hills appeared in Thank God You're Here; he appeared on Good News Week.


Adam Hills hosted the panel game Monumental for BBC Northern Ireland in 2013.


Adam Hills was credited under the name "Adam C Hills" in a tribute to the original presenter, William G Stewart.


In 2014, Adam Hills returned to present four more celebrity specials; a full daytime series was hosted by Danish-born comedian Sandi Toksvig.


In 2014, Adam Hills co-starred in Die On Your Feet, an Australian TV series starring several real-life comedians as fictional comics at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


In 2016, Adam Hills voiced Buddy Pendergast in Thunderbirds Are Go.


Adam Hills has performed the song several times on television, including a performance honouring Barnes' guest appearance on Spicks and Specks.


In 2019, Adam Hills: Take His Legs was released, a sports documentary that follows the birth of the Warrington Wolves physical disability rugby league team from its creation, to the first PDRL World Club Challenge.


In March 2023, Adam Hills partnered with Scott Hallsworth to open a permanent Freak Scene restaurant in Parsons Green in London.


Adam Hills was born in the southern Sydney suburb of Loftus.


Adam Hills was born without a right foot and wears a prosthesis, which has become a frequent source of comedy in his act.


Adam Hills studied for a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University, graduating in 1991.


Adam Hills is a supporter of his hometown rugby league club the South Sydney Rabbitohs.


In 2017, Adam Hills helped set up the Warrington Wolves Physical Disability rugby league team.


Adam Hills was a member of Australia's team for the inaugural PDRL World Cup, as well as a spokesperson for the event.

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In February 2020, Adam Hills became Ambassador for The Children's Trust, a British charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability.


Adam Hills first became involved with The Children's Trust when he visited the charity in 2014 to meet Seb, a nine-year-old boy who had a severe brain injury and leg amputation following a road traffic collision.


Adam Hills has supported five annual comedy shows at The Comedy Store for the charity.


Adam Hills was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to Paralympic sport and disability awareness.


Adam Hills was granted permanent residency in the UK in 2022.